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Hatemongering is Not What Made America Great

Alan Zendell, November 2, 2018 When I began America the Beautiful, I selected the maxim “Dedicated to preserving what has made America great.” It wasn’t intended to be subtle. The truth is, I hate blogs. But I hate hypocrisy and … Continue reading

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Waves (Blue, Red or Purple)

Alan Zendell, October 21, 2018 For the next few weeks it will be impossible to watch or listen to news or social media and not be reminded that there’s an election on November 6th. Many millions of dollars will be … Continue reading

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A Faustian Bargain

Alan Zendell, May 1, 2018 One of the clichés of modern life is “be careful what you wish for.” The problem isn’t so much with our wishes as with how far we’re willing to go to realize them, and once … Continue reading

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A Matter of Necessity

Alan Zendell, January 6, 2018 Two thousand eighteen has thus far been a year in which subjects that have been whispered about all throughout the previous year are spoken about openly. The president’s sanity and emotional stability, his ability to … Continue reading

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Tigers Don’t Change Their Stripes

Alan Zendell, September 15, 2017 Winston Churchill famously changed parties twice during his political career. Both times it was on differences of principle: free trade, tariffs, equal treatment of social classes. When he was accused of being disloyal and untrustworthy … Continue reading

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Early Warning Signs

Alan Zendell, March 6, 2017 Most of us have been conditioned since childhood to recognize warning signs and heed them before the trouble they portend hits us in the face. Most Americans are optimistic by nature. It’s one of our … Continue reading

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Giving Back

Alan Zendell, March 2, 2017 I often think of the 2000 film, Paying it Forward.  In retirement I tutor kids, mostly teenagers, in math and science, though our conversations tend to stray into many other areas. I find them surprisingly … Continue reading

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